Thursday, October 22, 2015

This & That

Hi Folks ~ Time sure is zipping right along. We had a couple of days of cooler weather with less humidity, but it warmed back up again.  It is nicer working outside though, so that is a plus.

The power company sends out tree trimmers to cut trees out of power lines.  Well a power line happens to run along side my driveway and the neighbors have these trees that grow like crazy right up into the power lines every 3-6 months and limbs hang over into the driveway too.  DH used to trim on our side, using his saws-all , I would help by cutting the limbs into more manageable sizes for brush pick up and carting it out to the curbside. With DH being gone, I do what I can, using the pole cutter and my clippers. The first year after DH was gone, I traded my old dead little car for a tree trimming. The next year a young man came up into the driveway and told me he could trim all the overgrowth for me and gave me a price.  I took him up on it.  Now the tree trimmers did what they do, out of power lines, and no more. They did a good job and I told them so.  They even rake up leaves and debris. The tree limbs get ground up and taken away. I’ve some limbs I need to take care of tomorrow that I should be able to handle with the pole cutter. Maybe I’ll even try the saws-all, but that remains to be seen.

The guys started yesterday afternoon, maybe worked an hour or so, then came back at 7:35 this morning and were here until 11:30. I was glad when they were all gone and I had my little space back to myself.





Miss Rosie watching




They sliced off palm fronds on my tree and off of the one on the other side of fence.  I’m thinking of having mine taken out as it is a pain with the self-cleaning fronds, falling on porch roof, and me having to cut up and deal with.


Miss Rosie and I watched for awhile yesterday. Such a sweetie.


Yesterday while waiting for the guys to get here, I got on you-tube and was inspired to make a beaded bracelet. I will be making more and the next one will be better and shouldn’t take as long. (I found one earlier this evening that I’m really excited about making next.) Smile

I used what beads I had on hand, not exactly the right size, but pretty close.


My hands are definitely not young looking anymore.

They have some wear and tear.




I’ve had a pretty good week and I am thankful to God for that.  Although, grief was triggered today when reading a blogging friend’s post about baked donuts.  I bought a doughnut pan when DH was ill, made one batch which were pretty good, but I haven’t made any since losing him. Her post just sent me back to that ‘rough’ time and I had to let the tears flow. Tears are a release, they are healing and God bottles all of them. One day He will wipe all tears away. Until then, may I age gracefully, keep trusting in Him and have joy and peace in this journey of widowhood.

We can call on Him at any time. He is waiting, we just need to reach out to Him.


Well, it’s time to go get horizontal to read awhile before sleep.

I hope you all have a good Friday and a nice weekend.




ladyhawthorne said...

Pretty bracelet, you did a superb job! I keep looking at projects like that but I'm not sure it's really for me, I'm more of a sew beads onto something kind of crafter.

Nancy J said...

The men with what we call down here a " Cherry Picker" so safe, and can get so high. And the work seems so easy from the safety bucket. wonderful job all done. Rosie, a sweetie, and just like your bracelet, beautiful.

MartiDIY said...

I wish the utility trimmers would come by here. We try to keep the neighbor's bushes under control on our side, but they become overgrown so quickly.

I love the bracelet you made, and must say that your hands look much better than mine. At least you don't have any age spots or arthritic joints.

Isn't it funny (odd) how a small thing brings back a flood of memories? Even a smell will do that to me. Hope the next memories that come rushing back are those of good times.

Jane said...

Love the bracelet Rainey! I'm glad that Rosey came into your life. It looks like she is a wonderful companion.


Consider It All Joy said...

It's nice that the power company comes out to trim those trees along the wires, that looks like a big job. Your little Rosie is so cute, it seems like she is really becoming a friendly little girl. The bracelet is beautiful, you do such nice work. Many blessings, Cindy

KathyB. said...

It is good to get those trees pruned and even cut down before the winter storms hit. Trees looming our homes during storms are dangerous. Speaking of dangerous, you be careful when you're working with the saws-all !

Your Rosie is turning out to be a very sweet pet. She trusts you now, and you have another warm purring friend to ease your sadness on those days it seems unbearable to not have your husband with you. A blessing wrapped in fur and purrs.

The bracelet is beautiful , and time-worn hands are too.

Ilene Jones said...

The tree trimmers have made a big difference!

Looks like Miss Rosie has settled right in.

You have kept up the place beautifully. DH would be so proud of you.

Have a good weekend. Hugs xoxoxo

Sallysmom said...

Love that bracelet. If Rosie is going to stay with you, have you thought of calling vets to see if anyone does that free spay/neuter?

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Okay!! chip up donut talk or thoughts for the rest of the day. I pretty much liked your BEFORE pic on the trees. Even though the trimming needs to be done, I hate to see the after. Yardwork seems to be overwhelming at times and even the process of re-design seems to whack the energy from us. Here the fall is upon us and what needs to be done will wait till next year. And so it goes!!

Have a wonderful day.
xx, Carol

Leslie Kimel said...

Rosie sure looks cute and sweet. I love the bracelet you made!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Lorraine, It's always so nice when the yard and tree trimming is done and all looks neat and tidy. I know it is a big job and so glad you have great help and they do a good job.
Love your bracelet. So pretty and it looks gorgeous on your wrist.
Have a wonderful weekend filled with blessings and much joy. Rosie came into your life like a little angel to bring you comfort. Nice pics.
Hugs and Blessings to you, cm

janiceflorida said...

Lovely bracelet! It's good to see the tree trimmers come, but like you, I'm always glad to see them go. Hope you have a nice weekend planned.

crafty cat corner said...

I love the bracelet Lorraine and can just see this in other colours.
As for the hands, well just think of all the wonderful things that they have made over the years. Mine are the same but who cares as long as they still function, I would hate not to be able to knit, sew etc as I know you would.
Love the little kitty.

Rebecca said...

The electric company's tree trimmers around here are definitely not very artistic with their work! Oh, my!

And if only you could see yourself as you really are, Lorraine! Graceful indeed. And your hands tell beautiful stories! Never apologize or try to explain them.

The bracelet is lovely, by the way.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Beautiful bracelet. I can relate to the moments of grief and tears.I have had a few recently,with my surgery and now dealing with recovery.Oh how I miss that man of mine.

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Those trees are quite the job to keep trimmed.
Miss Rosie is adorable. Your bracelet is beautiful and looks lovely on your wrist. I am always amazed at the new pieces you make.

Jessica Jarrell said...

Well, the tree line looks much improved! :) Love all the pictures of Rosie, too cute. Although, she is really making me want to get a cat. It doesn't help that another blogger I follow just got a kitten too. Kittens everywhere I look! Ugh! That bracelet is beautiful by the way, you should think about selling them on Etsy. Have a great weekend FlowerLady!

Lynn McIntosh said...

Lorraine, your bracelet is amazing! It's so beautiful, kind of has a Renaissance look to it which I love! You're very talented. I wish we could get tree trimmers as quickly as you did. We call for quotes and they never show up or even bother to call to let us know they can't make it. You'd think with calling several companies, we'd get better service - eh! Must be super busy! Well, your newly trimmed areas look great! I hope you're feeling brighter this weekend...letting tears flow is truly a great stress relief. Blessings.

gld said...

I would encourage you to get rid of the trees. That is what we are trying to do....eliminate anything requiring constant attention like trimming or pruning.

Your hands look very young compared to mine, of course, they are younger! I have such ugly sun spots (I refuse to call them age spots) from not wearing gloves for so many years. I try to never show them in nails are even worse.

Bless you and keep on keeping on. That is all we can do.

BeachGypsy said...

I love your yard! Be careful trimming ok? That bracelet is so pretty! Little kitty sure is looking safe and happy and at home!

lil red hen said...

You work so hard, taking on chores that most women wouldn't think of doing. I know you must have been a wonderful helper for your husband. Your hands look good; mine are farm worn, thin-skinned and left with traces of removal of precancerous spots. But, they're blessed by God to still be usable. I'm so glad you have Rosie!

A Joyful Cottage said...

Your bracelet is very pretty, Rainey. You do such nice work. To me your hands look beautiful. . .the hands of a woman who has embraced all of life, worked alongside her DH, and is still working alongside the Lord. You are a treasure! Every time I see Rosie I smile. I know God brought her to you as a special expression of His love. The tree trimming did a lot to brighten up your space. Enjoy the new week. xo